#71 – BRIDESMAIDS Baby

After a strong drink and a Valium (at least that's what she's told), Annie (Kristen Wiig) re-ups her attempt to find a seat in first class in director Paul Feig's 'Bridesmaids.'

Joining John and me this week is Meg Quinn, film critic with Gatehouse Media‘s Ipswich Chronicle. We discuss all the goodness that is Bridesmaids, the latest product from the Judd Apatow factory; and, I must say, one of his best films to date. (Thank you, Ms Wiig.)

Also in this episode, we talk about the new films Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, and Everything Must Go, starring Will Farrell. Meg and I aren’t so keen on Everything Must Go, but John explains why the movie is well worth seeing, “especially if you’ve had any addictions.”

And for our picks of the week, we can’t say enough good things about Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986). And we can only say a couple good things, if that, about Richard Lester’s How I Won the War (1967) – I say see it for its kitsch, but John says otherwise, and emphatically so.

We recorded this episode at Panera Bread in Brookline, Ma, located directly across the street from the Coolidge Corner Theater. As always, we tried to find a quite spot to record. Our apologies for any obtrusive background noise.

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About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head co-founded the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce. He has more than 2,000 published articles at IGN.com. His filmmaking interviews, reviews and features have been published at AOL, Script magazine, Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. He is also the host of the Diabolique Webcast at DiaboliqueMagazine.com. You can contact him directly on Twitter at twitter.com/stevehead.